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A Timely Reminder

A Timely Reminder

While many of you may be in the midst of sending your children off to college at this time of year, the fact is, whether your child is going to college or not, once they turn 18, they become adults in the eyes of the law and you risk being shut out u… Read More
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Hoping for the Best

Hoping for the Best

During a recent morning commute, I listened to an informative interview with former Michigan Lt. Governor, Brian Calley, who is now the president of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM). During the interview, Mr. Calley summarized a rece… Read More
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Restaurant Revitalization…

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law on March 11, 2021, is a $1.9 trillion relief package intended to provide resources to individuals, businesses, state, and local governments to mitigate the continuing effects of the pandemic. The… Read More
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Presidential Executive Or…

Presidential Executive Orders: The Basics

Scarcely a day goes by without reports of the latest executive orders signed by President Biden. Perhaps it is time for a short review of what they are and what they are not. Presidential executive orders are how the President manages the executive b… Read More
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Pivot... to Turn

Pivot... to Turn

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) recently announced that its members had chosen the word “pivot” as the marketing word of the year for 2020. “Pivot” beat out such words as “virtual,” “agility” and “resiliency” to char… Read More
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'Tis the Season for... Sm…

'Tis the Season for... Small Business Saturday

While small businesses in general are the lifeblood of America, small retailers, service providers, shops, and restaurants are the lifeblood of our local communities. We all remember this past spring and the shutdown of nearly all aspects of our econ… Read More
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Restricted Contributions…

Restricted Contributions Come with Strings Attached

The effects of COVID-19 continue to be felt by all of us: in our lives, our families, our jobs, and our businesses. One business sector receiving little attention is non-profit organizations. While most non-profits have experienced sharp downturns in… Read More
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Substantial Change to Pro…

Substantial Change to Property Tax Foreclosures

A few years ago, we helped a client who had lost a residential income property to tax foreclosure for failing to pay what began as less than $100 in property taxes (attributable to an inadvertent oversight). The house was ultimately sold by the count… Read More
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Supreme Court Clarifies M…

Supreme Court Clarifies Ministerial Exception

Wright Beamer is privileged to count many churches and religious-based organizations as clients. While their legal needs are typical of other organizational clients, some things – by virtue of the First Amendment to the Constitution – are necessa… Read More
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What Does Force Majeure M…

What Does Force Majeure Mean and Why Should I Care?

Force majeure is a French term meaning “superior force.” It is a principle of contract law that excuses a breach of the contract by one of the parties when that breach is caused by some extreme, unexpected, unforeseeable, or unavoidable circumsta… Read More
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